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ETA Insider Podcast series features all things related to entrepreneurship through acquisition. Where Are They Now? delves into the entrepreneurial journeys of several startups to mark the 25th anniversary of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, a top-ranked startup accelerator at the University of Chicago.

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Small Business Spotlight: Qui Solutions Unlocks the Potential Behind BIPOC and Woman-owned Businesses

Qui Solutions – a global member-based remote staffing and consulting agency – wasn’t TeQuila Cooper-Shabazz’s first attempt at building a business. In fact, she had spent seven years building…

UChicago Expert Develops ‘Personal Trainer for Your Sleep’

Director of the University of Chicago Sleep Center, Esra Tasali is an expert in sleep medicine and researcher who first-hand has seen the need to change the one-size-fits-all approach to…

How to know if your business is ready for franchising

The following article was written by Abigail Ingram, executive director of the Polsky Exchange. Many business owners express interest in franchising their businesses,…

How the Build and Launch Accelerators Helped Lead These Startups to Success

The Polsky Center’s Build and Launch Accelerators are 10-week summer programs that provide a unique opportunity for founders to focus solely on their businesses and social enterprises in a collaborative…

Growth of Private Equity in a Challenging Environment: the 23rd Annual Private Equity Conference

Last week the Polsky Center and the Chicago Booth Private Equity Group hosted the 23rd annual Private Equity Conference, bringing investors, students, and entrepreneurs together to network and share insights…

3 Teams Advance to the George Shultz Innovation Fund Finals

The spring 2024 George Shultz Innovation Fund finalists are developing solutions to detect lead in water, treat diseases, and improve patient care. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and…

Event Planning App Lynkr Takes First Place at 2024 College New Venture Challenge Finals

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and The Grainger College of Engineering are pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Annual College New Venture Challenge (CNVC) This year’s…

8 Polsky-Affiliated Startups Named to Chicago Inno’s ‘Chicago Startups to Watch’ List

Eight startups with roots in the Polsky Center or the University of Chicago have been included in an annual list featuring the top Chicago startups to watch for the…

Doctors Design a Simple Solution to Drug Delivery Dilemma

Delivering drugs to the kidney is difficult by nature of the organ’s function – to remove waste products and produce urine. To overcome this issue, researchers have developed a new…

How the Polsky Center Helped Zelia Bridge the Gap Between Fashion and Tech

AI is seemingly everywhere, so why not your closet? Zelia, an AI-powered personal stylist and shopper, aims to bridge the gap between the fashion and the tech worlds. Through…

7 Startups Vie for Investment at the 2024 College New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and The University of Illinois’ Grainger College of Engineering is pleased to announce the seven finalists selected to compete in the College…

Polsky Center Launches ETA Fellows Program to Meet Surge of Interest in ETA

In response to the growing interest in Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA), the Polsky Center is launching the ETA Fellows Program. Made possible by a generous donation from Booth alum…

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